really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,396 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #18

Apr 072010

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles


Every time we have a rain storm, the front floor driver's side gets soaking wet. I have to lay down towels to dry it and then let the sun do the rest. It has leaked since I purchased it in 2010 but keep waiting for a recall. I found a recall for a 2007 Jeep like mine for the same leakage problem. It appears to come down the tract on the outside and runs in under the carpet on the driver's side only. I don't want it to mold or rust out my floor so would like to have it repaired. Thank you very much.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 102014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V483000 (structure); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #16

Feb 022015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #15

Sep 012011

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


Driver side interior door trim behind the door handle has broken away. Without the trim the door handle does not remain in the correct position. Door handle has to be set back into proper position before door can be opened. This is concerning when I consider exiting the vehicle quickly in an emergency. Also the handle/trim condition is deteriorating and it won't be long before the handle fails completely.

- Henderson, TX, USA

problem #14

Oct 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,000 miles
Car will pop out of gear and into neutral while driving at speeds under 60mph. Car has been owned by me since it had 9000 miles and has been serviced regularly and is a low mileage car. Desintegrating door panels, issues with transmission that could cause loss of control in traffic, what next. Chrysler maintains that there are no recalls for these known safety hazards. Crazy. Updated 2/25/2015

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

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problem #13

Dec 302011

Grand Cherokee

  • 89,600 miles
When attempting to exit the vehicle the door handle cracked the door panel and released the door handle from the door leaving it unusable and the door unable to be exited. Was attempting to flea vehicle and was trapped inside due to weak plastic failing in the door handle. In the event there was a fire or even toxic gas in the car cabin, there would have been a fatality. Extremely unsafe and should be recalled.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #12

Mar 112013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 119,019 miles


2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee ltded hemi 5.7L loaded safety problem - each door handle (4). 1. driver door has a hairline crack in the door handle area. 2. rear driver door large hole and weak handle. 3. passenger door has large hole and crack. 4. rear passenger handle is a total safety hazard. The handle is broken off from panel with a huge hole (inoperable from the inside). Can only open from the outside.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Jun 012011

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
During the month of May 2011 the plastic interior door handle recesses began to crack and ultimately the pieces literally began to fall of the vehicle rendering the door handles useless when attempting to open the door from inside as door handles no longer had a pivot point to operate against when attempting to pull the interior door handle in an effort to operate the door latch mechanism. This failure makes it impossible to open the door from inside the vehicle short of rolling down the power windows and pulling on the outside door handle. On the tenth of June 2011 the selling dealer was called concerning this issue and the operations manager stated he could not do anything. Subsequently Chrysler customer assistance was called and after several exchanges with two different case managers, on the 21st of June I was told by the presiding case manager that due to the fact that the vehicle had approximately 80,000 miles on it and had been out of warranty for so long (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee larado) Chrysler would do nothing.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 212011

Grand Cherokee

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the support strut that held the hood in place collapsed on his hand. The contact was injured, and concerned that it could have been more severe. The dealer agreed to replace the support strut. The failure mileage was 37,000.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #9

May 202011

Grand Cherokee

  • 73,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep grand cherkoee plastic pieces where handle is located has broken into pieces.there has been several complaints about this.can, T open the door now that is very dangerous. Have to roll down window to get out. Please help us solve this problem Jeep dealer and the owner of co. Not interested.they have our money stand behind there vehicle.

- Halls , TN, USA

problem #8

Mar 212011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


During the weeks of early March, I experienced leaks of the interior of my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee dripping on the passenger side (A-pillar), driver side (A-pillar) and above the home garage door controls (overhead console) after it rained/snowed. I brought in the vehicle on March 22 to a Jeep dealership service center where it was troubleshoot with re-securing the weather strip above windshield and a gasket in the sunroof was replaced (tsb 23 040 06). However 2 days later the leak occurred again on the passenger side and driver side (abover the driver, myself) in which it does take your Focus off the road as water drips on your legs/knee. The leak has yet to be resolved, as vehicle was brought in a second time on March 28 and no confirmed trouble-shoot was completed as I retrieved the vehicle back on March 31st with a theory of the leak either coming from the windshield or the sunroof. The service technicians said they would call back once more detail was investigated by the manager however I never received once call-back. Interestingly on the 28th when I brought the vehicle in he said "this was the 4th vehicle this week", among others that I myself have found online of multiple Jeep owners even the 2011 model having the same issue which is a safety issue as thunderstorm season is here and heavy downpours and leaks dripping on the driver are distractive and take Focus off the road. I don't understand why a recall has not been issued from Jeep after so many owners have this issue and end up paying out of pockets for repairs to their carpets(mold), stereo damage, among other things. Fortunately I have not heard of any major accidents from this but a distraction is definitely out there for drivers if it leaks or starts leaking while on a highway.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 062011

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee with broken door panels.

- Duncan , SC, USA

problem #6

Nov 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 8,000 miles
The plastic around my interior drivers side door handle cracked and shattered in multiple places causing the door handle to be held on just by the cable it is attached to.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 092010

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited with only 50K miles and the door panels on 2 doors so far have broken out and now you can't get out of the vehicle from the inside. I have already had both front door panels/handles replaced. The plastic around the door handles is very thin and cheap and breaks very easily. This is a major safety concern for me especially with children. If these door handle/panels break then you have no way to get out of the car safely. Jeep doesn't seem to care about it and accepts no responsibility. I have done research on my own and found out that is a very common occurrence with this Jeep model, across several years models. I am extremely frustrated about the poor quality of the vehicle compartment and service by Jeep.

- Satsuma, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 022009

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited has a paint problem. Consumer states that the dealership misrepresented and unreported information about the problem of etching and peeling paint and repainting of the vehicle. The consumer also discovered extensive rust under the front seats and on the hinges, he believed there was possible moisture problem.

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #3

Sep 262007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 limited. Within the past two weeks all four of the air vent knobs that control the flow of air both up and down and side to side on the dashboard fell off. I am a single 60 year old male and the sole driver of this vehicle. I just couldn't believe this happened. *updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Biscayne Park, FL, USA

problem #2

May 052007

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Due to the fixed forward tilting head restraint on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, it is impossible to fit a child restraint seat in the outboard positions of the rear seat. Placing more than one child restraint in this vehicle in the forward facing position is impossible.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Purchased a new 2006 grand chrokee. After I reaching 1,200 miles the vehicle began to shudder or surge, almost feeling like a miss. This may happen at any speed, and in any driving condition, but especially between 35-60 mph. Believe it or not it was worse when it was cloudy and cool or damp. I have tried everything that I knew to get the dealer and the manufacturer to repair this. It has been in the shop or down there being test driven and codes taken 8 times. They try to tell me that this was normal. No way!!!! this was extremely annoying, reduced the value of the vehicle and my faith in it. The dealer, and the manufacturer., after extensive research have found out that there was a recall on the 2005 model for something very similar. The cause was moisture entering the transmission fill tube and causing the torque converter to shudder. Also, there were some engine fires due to this. I asked for a trade for a new vehicle and both refused. So now I am about to apply for lemon law or arbitration, or what I am allowed by law for buyb ack. I have also notified our local media, attorney general and BBB. Please tell me what else I need to do!

- Anderson, AL, USA

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